Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive

Parsippany irradiator accident, 1974

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 October 2008

Date: June 1974

Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, USA

Type of event: accident at industrial irradiator


One person was exposed to a cobalt-60 source for 5-10 seconds before he realized the source was exposed and left the source location. He received a dose of about 400 rem and developed acute radiation syndrome but recovered despite an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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